Prowl vs. Lockdown or Arcee vs. Airachnid?

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Black Oracle, Jan 29, 2012.

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Your favourite rivals:

  1. Prowl and Lockdown, I prefer the cyber-ninjas!

    48 vote(s)
    43.2%
  2. Arcee and Airachnid, kick-ass females rule!

    41 vote(s)
    36.9%
  3. Don't make me choose!

    22 vote(s)
    19.8%
  1. Black Oracle

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    Let's do a little comparison: two motorcycle martial artists and two trophy-collecting rogue mercenaries. Lockdown kills Prowl's sensei and Airachnid kills Arcee's first partner. Prowl and Arcee both have personal beefs with their arch-nemeses as a result. Arcee and Airachnid's rivalry echoes that of their Animated counterparts Prowl and Lockdown, but do we prefer the fembots or the cyber-ninjas?

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Arcee and Airachnid's rivalry were to operate in a reverse of Prowl and Lockdown's. Where Prowl and Lockdown worked together (in "A Fistful of Energon") before becoming arch-enemies (in "Five Servos of Doom"), I could see Arcee and Airachnid putting aside their rivalry and cooperating at some point in future!
     
  2. SPLIT LIP

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    Prowl and Lockdown seemed like a legitimate rivalry that came from two opposing point of views. Also only later was it a revelation that Lockdown betrayed and killed Prowl's master, and took what Prowl felt he was supposed to protect. Arcee and Airachnid is just "Yeah, let's make the girls fight, yeah!" with the "YOU KILLED MY PAAARRRTNEERRR" being the only motivation, and frankly it's old by now.
     
  3. General Magnus

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    Angry female bitch fight ftw.

    Lockdown´s ninja past with notoriously ham fisted into him "how can we make Lockdown more awesome!!! Let make him a ninja too!!!111" it´s ridiculous.
     
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    Arcee vs Airachnid

    For the simple fact that I like Prime more than Animated.
     
  5. Oberoniss

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    Ratchet and Lockdown, thankyouverymuch.

    but since that's not on there, Arcee and Airachnid.
     
  6. Sideways77

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    Prowl and Lockdown.

    Lockdown killed Prowl's master, who he was close to. Nothing's been said about Arcee and Tailgate, so it seems useless. So I voted Prowl and Lockdown. I think most of the Arcee and Airachnid votes are from Animated haters.

    Besides, I like Prowl adn Lockdown better than Arcee and Airachnid.
     
  7. megatronski

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    To be honest, I would love for lockdown to be introduced to TFP and have a rivalry with Ratchet.
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

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    This is what it should be.
     
  9. mogel94

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    Lockdown Vs Prowl wins just because Lockdown was involved.

    Seriously that dude needs to be in more stuff asap.
     
  10. Bountyan

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    Prowl and Lockdown was waaaay more interesting.
     
  11. Stygimoloch

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    I like Lockdown better than I like Airachnid, but I like Arcee better than I like Prowl. But the whole Ninja-robot thing was frankly very very silly. I'm not objecting to the idea of Cybertronian martial arts, but "Cyber-Ninja"? Processor over matter"? Dats Stupid. I'ma go with Arcee vs Airachnid.

    Now if Ratchet and Lockdown were on here, that'd be an entirely different story...
     
  12. FanimusMaximus

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    Arcee Vs. Airachnid

    How often to we get a Female rivalry in Transformers!?
     
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    Prowl vs. Lockdown for me.

    I think that actually getting to see the bond between Prowl and Yoketron before Yoketron's death made it more interesting when Prowl realizes that Lockdown killed him. With Arcee and Tailgate we're told that they're partners. That's it. We can naturally assume that they are good friends and close, but we know nothing about their history. Because of that Airachnid killing Tailgate didn't have as much as an impact with me. Plus I think that the fact that because Five Servos of Doom is the last we ever see of the rivalry between Prowl and Lockdown it prevented it from getting stale, which in my opinion is starting to happen with Arcee and Airachnid. I found it very refreashing to see the other Autobots fight her in Partners.
     
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    Prowl vs Lockdown.

    Arcee vs Airachnid was just... boring.
     
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    I voted don't make me choose because each continuity has its rivals when it comes to "martial arts".
     
  16. Autovolt 127

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    Totally that.

    Arcee/Airachnid isn't bad but we never really knew Tailgate's signifigance as we knew TFA Arcee with Ratchet.
     
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    Prowl vs. Lockdown.

    Mainly because it's Animated, but also because Prowl, at least his Animated version, is one of my favorite characters ever.
     
  18. Hot n Spicy

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    I find both Lockdown and Airachnid insanely boring, so neither for me.
     
  19. das_hermit

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    I prefer Animated to Prime, but the Lockdown/Prowl rivalry came across as really forced and hamfisted IMO.
    "Oh, hey Prowl, guess what? I'm a ninja! Hmm? Oh no, I've always been a ninja, I just forgot to mention it or do any ninja-y stuff until now.
    Oh yeah, and funny story...I killed your sensei and took his helmet.
    What? Yeah, I suppose offering to take you on as my partner last season was a bit stupid, I mean you probably would have found out sooner or later, but well, a bot gets lonely sometimes, y'know?"
    The sad bit is it could have easily been done with Oil Slick instead, or even just in a way that wasn't all 'Surprise!'

    Arcee and Airachnid aren't that great so far, but at least it doesn't feel like a clumsy retcon.
     
  20. SaberPrime

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    I don't really feel like Prowl and Lockdown were even rivals. Prowl didn't even know he had a history with Lockdown till he found out that Lockdown is the one who killed Yoketron and almost all of the protoforms except for Sari.

    Ratchet is really the one who had a history with Lockdown but they kinda just ignored that after Ratchet got his EMP generator back and started focusing on Prowl for what seemed like no reason till the story actually went some where.

    Arcee and Airachnid have a real history together right off the bat and it doesn't look like they're going to abandon that history in favor of another one like they did in Animated.
     

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